How to Write a Good Paper in Computer Science and HowWill It Be Measured by ISI Web of Knowledge


  • Răzvan Andonie Department of Computer Science Central Washington University, USA and Department of Electronics and Computers Transylvania University of Bra¸sov, Romania
  • Ioan Dzitac Department of Mathematics-Informatics Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad 310330 Arad, Romania and Cercetare Dezvoltare Agora Piat¸ta Tineretului, 8, Oradea, Romania


scientific publication, publication assessment, plagiarism, reviewing, bibliometric indices


The academic world has come to place enormous weight on bibliometric measures to assess the value of scientific publications. Our paper has two major goals. First, we discuss the limits of numerical assessment tools as applied to computer science publications. Second, we give guidelines on how to write a good paper, where to submit the manuscript, and how to deal with the reviewing process. We report our experience as editors of International Journal of Computers Communications & Control (IJCCC). We analyze two important aspects of publishing: plagiarism and peer reviewing. As an example, we discuss the promotion assessment criteria used in the Romanian academic system. We express openly our concerns about how our work is evaluated, especially by the existent bibliometric products. Our conclusion is that we should combine bibliometric measures with human interpretation.


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